J. Laurence (Larry) Black, Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor (Carleton), has degrees from Mount Allison, Boston University, and McGill, and has written, edited, or co-edited over 30 books on Russian and Soviet history, and Canadian-Soviet relations. He has taught at Laurentian University (1967–76), and Carleton University (1976–2004). At Carleton he was a member of the History Department, director of the Institute for Soviet and East European Studies, and founding director of the Centre for Research on Canadian-Russian Relations (CRCR). He has served as a researcher for NATO and has prepared briefs for several federal government departments and CSIS. He is the editor of the Russia & Eurasia Documents Annual series published since 1987 in Florida and, in retirement, a sessional lecturer for Laurentian University at Georgian College, Barrie, and is still director of the CRCR, now also located at Georgian.